La Tunella’s exceptional, stylish wines come from the Colli Orientali del Friuli region in north-east Italy, near the Slovenian border. Small, family-owned La Tunella has come a long way since farmer Min Zorzettig started making wine in the 1960s. Today, grandsons Massimo and Marco run the winery and La Tunella boasts an impressive range of delicious wines from international grapes such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio as well as rare, indigenous varieties like the spicy Friulano. Grown on vertiginous sun-trap terraces in the eastern Friuli hills, the hand-tended vines produce only the tiniest quantity of grapes. The soils here, a mix of marl and sandstone called ponca, are unique to the area, and held to be key to the expressive yet delicate flavours and textural purity of La Tunella’s wines. La Tunella is exclusive to Corney & Barrow in the UK.